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NEWS RELEASE · 22nd March 2010
Office of the Premier
Premier Gordon Campbell made the following statement today on the death of Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick, from Prince George, B.C.:

"On behalf of all British Columbians, I would like to extend condolences on the death of Corporal Darren Fitzpatrick. He succumbed on Saturday, March 20, to injuries sustained earlier in the month while on patrol in Afghanistan.

"Cpl. Fitzpatrick proudly served with the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and had been in Afghanistan since October, on his first tour of duty.

"Today, we reflect on our gratitude for the men and women who serve our country, on Canadian soil and around the world. Canadians like Cpl. Fitzpatrick take on often dangerous jobs to protect our freedoms and help make the world a better place. British Columbians stand shoulder to shoulder in support of Cpl. Fitzpatrick's family, friends and brothers-in-arms, at this very difficult time."